Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) launched

Published: 23rd October 2012

Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Simon Crean MP, today launched Rounds Three and Four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). 

The rounds will open on Thursday 25 October 2012.

Round Three will provide $50 million for projects in small towns, while Round Four will provide $175 million for strategic infrastructure projects in regional Australia.

Rounds Three and Four will be rolled out at the same time. RDA committees will again play a key role in the RDAF rounds, assessing Expressions of Interest to progress to the full application stage.

Improvements to the Guidelines for Rounds Three and Four make it easier to apply and broaden the scope of projects which can be supported by RDAF.

The Government is also aiming to allocate at least $40 million to arts and culture projects in Rounds Three and Four – the same amount provided to the sector in Rounds One and Two.

Information on Rounds Three and Four, including the Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions and the Expression of Interest form, will be available on the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport website from Thursday.

For more information read Minister Crean's media release.